3D Printing Equipment & Software

Compiled by:
Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx


This forum will arm you with the latest knowledge of 3D printing hardware and software. Learn what is currently available and gain insights into trends and analysis with IDTechEx analyst led sessions. External speakers will highlight key processes, providing an expert focus on some of the most impactful technologies available. Specifically, the forum will cover:

3D printing process appraisal: current and emerging

The following types of 3D printing processes will be appraised:

  • Material extrusion (FDM/FFF/TPE and ADAM)
  • Powder bed fusion (SLS, DMLS and EBM)
  • Vat photopolymerisation (SLA, DLP, CLP and CLIP)
  • Binder jetting (MJF and SPJ)
  • Material jetting (Polyjet and MJP)
  • Directed Energy Deposition (DED, RPD and EBAM)

This forum will cover the advantages and disadvantages of each process, key suppliers, costs, performance specifications and limitations, and the impact of new printing hardware.

3D printing software: current capabilities

Analysts will appraise the current software products catering specifically for the 3D printing manufacturing process, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, key developers and the impact of new simulation software.

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.


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Report Package

Forum 1 / Agenda

May 8 / Morning

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 1:00pm-2:00pm


  • 8:30am - 9:15am
  • Registration
  • 9:15am - 9:45am

Introduction to 3D Printing Equipment

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • The 3D printing supply chain
  • Drivers and restraints to printer adoption
  • Overview of 3D printing technologies
  • 9:45am - 10:15am

Guest speaker (tbc)

  • 10:15am - 10:45am

Advances in equipment for metal 3D printing

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to metal 3D printing
  • Key suppliers
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Market forecast
  • 10:45am - 11:15am
  • Networking break
  • 11:15am - 11:45am

Advances in equipment for polymer 3D printing

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to polymer 3D printing
  • Key suppliers
  • Case studies and applications
  • Market forecast
  • 11:45am - 12:15am

Guest speaker (tbc)

  • 12:15am - 12:45am

3D printing software

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to 3D printing software
  • Key suppliers and products
  • Case studies and applications
  • Market forecast
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm
  • Conclusions & Questions
    followed by networking and lunch
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Lunch
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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